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Born: Dec 02, 1959

Date of Passing: May 28, 2022

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December 2, 1959 - May 28, 2022

It is with deep sadness and much love that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, wife, sister, and grandmother, Maria Ferlaino. After a seven year courageous battle with brain cancer, our Mom passed away on May 28, 2022 at the age of 62 with her family by her side at Riverview Health Centre.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 39 years, Armando; daughter Maria (Tanner) and son Francesco (Selina); granddaughter Natalina; sisters, Rosa (Rosario), Francesca (Saverio), and Grace; nieces and nephews, Frank (Aylin), Maria, Domenic (Laura), Vinny, Eros, and Alessio. She also leaves behind her sisters-in-law, Elia (Aldo), Rosa (beloved Roberto), and many other nieces and nephews in Italy. Maria was predeceased by her parents, Vincenzo and Natalina Provenza; and her in-laws, Maria and Francesco Ferlaino.
Maria will always be remembered by her cheerful smile, iconic curly hair, and kind and humorous nature that touched the lives of so many. She was a social butterfly and her bubbly personality shined in many areas, especially during her time as a hairdresser and a screening agent at the Winnipeg airport. This job led her to an amazing opportunity as she was selected to work at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Maria's family was her true love and passion. As a child, she enjoyed spending time in Gimli with her mom, dad, and sisters at their family cabin. Maria and her husband often travelled to Italy where they spent numerous hours on the beach, riding motorcycles, and sharing countless memories with her in-laws. Nothing, however, brought her more joy than her children, her beloved Beagle Milo, and time spent with her precious grandchild, Little Lina. We will forever cherish the moments we spent with our Mom, as she was able to be a part of many special milestones in our lives.
Over the last several years, we have never witnessed such incredible strength like we did in our Mom. Despite the many challenges she faced, she always put her family first and continued to be an inspiration to us all.
Condolences will be held at 9:00 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Holy Rosary Church, 510 River Avenue with Reverend Father Sam Argenziano officiating. Entombment will follow at the Garden of the Apostles, Green Acres Cemetery, #1 Highway East at Navin Road, Winnipeg, MB.
Pallbearers will be Sergio Petrilli, Frank Ferlaino, Domenic Bruni and Vinny Bruni.
Our family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the kind staff at Riverview Health Centre for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Maria's name may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada or CancerCare Manitoba.

Mom, we love you so much.
We love you to pieces.
We love you with our whole heart.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 02, 2022

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • To Rosa and Family, our heartfelt condolences. It was always nice to exchange glances with Maria at the airport. May she Rest In Peace. From Josie (Garofalo) and Pino Zimarino - Posted by: Josie Zimarino (friend) on: Jun 06, 2022

  • Deepest condolences to the family on your loss. It was always a pleasure to be around Maria. - Posted by: Gabriela (Co worker) on: Jun 03, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to Compari Armando & family. I have many fond childhood memories of Comari Maria as I grew up across the street from the Provenza family. Comari was always kind and would never hesitate to entertain me as a child as I would often run over upon Comari arriving home from school/work. Comari was always so caring and never hesitated to help others. I remember her getting me my 1st job at magic cuts answering phone, I had no idea what I was doing but I knew it would be fun spending time with her. Such great memories made with her. RIP Comari. - Posted by: Rosa Buoncore (Comari ) on: Jun 03, 2022

  • Heaven has added an Angel; your Mom was such a kind person. God bless you and your family and watch over you during this most difficult time. Sal & Franca Cesario - Posted by: Sal & Franca Cesario (Friend) on: Jun 03, 2022

  • Our deepest condolences to the Ferlaino family. Thinking of you at this difficult time. May your loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. She will be missed. Love cousins, Frank and Pina Troia - Posted by: Frank & Pina Troia (Cousins) on: Jun 03, 2022

  • Our deepest condolences to Armando and family, Comari Rosa and Compari Rosario and family, Francesca and family and Grace in the passing of Maria. A beautiful lady in every way and a wonderful friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Eugenio & Domenica Iera - Posted by: Eugenio & Domenica Iera (Family friend) on: Jun 03, 2022

  • Sending my deepest sympathies Grace to you and your entire family. I am so sorry to read of your sister's passing. You will all miss her deeply - thinking of you all. - Posted by: Glynis Corkal (Grace's co-worker x 2) on: Jun 03, 2022

  • I am so sorry to hear of Maria’s passing, she worked for me as a hair stylist in the late 80’s, such a cheerful and beautiful lady. RIP Maria ❤️ - Posted by: Sue Richardson (Friend) on: Jun 03, 2022

  • Sorry for your loss condolences to all the family . Rosa Sciangula and family - Posted by: Rosa Sciangula (Family friend) on: Jun 03, 2022

  • My sincere condolences to the entire Ferlaino family. Comari Maria was a wonderful lady and we will all miss her dearly. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Teresina Sacco (Family Friend) on: Jun 02, 2022

  • Maria's kindness was contagious and her memory will live on forever. Our deepest condolences to Armando and your family during this time. Your wife was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed by all of us who knew, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Susanna and Tony Sacco (friend) on: Jun 02, 2022

  • Grace, reaching out to send my deepest sympathy on the passing of your sister Maria. A tragic loss for your family! Thinking of you at this very sad and difficult time! Lynda Ruban staff at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Jun 02, 2022

  • Condolences to the family, sorry to hear of your loss, much love. - Posted by: Perry (co-worker present and passed) on: Jun 02, 2022

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